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Project by Kristoffer posted 1838 days ago 1825 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first attempt at making a box. With it being my first go and knowing that it was going to be painted, I decided to make it out of the more affordable MDF. The web on the lid is carved and the lining on the inside is just a simple red felt. The plates on the sides are ingraved with norse runes and were another first attempt for me. I’m pretty sure that ingraving is NOT my forte. The spikes were incorporated as a way to keep the lid in place along with recesses in the bottom of the lid.

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#1 posted 1838 days ago

Very interesting piece.

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#2 posted 1838 days ago

COOL!!!!!

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#3 posted 1838 days ago

Killer!

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#4 posted 1838 days ago

Very interesting, but where are the bats and blackbirds? Nice spooky work.

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#5 posted 1837 days ago

What size is it?

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#6 posted 1837 days ago

very nice i like it lot may have to try this around halloween
thank for sharing

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#7 posted 1837 days ago

It’s about 18” X 7” X 5”.

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#8 posted 1837 days ago

Hey Kris
This is a real changing shape for a first attempt great job.

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#9 posted 1837 days ago

what a great idea…I love it when we get serious creativity in projects here…that really stretches my imagination and I need that in a big way.

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#10 posted 1836 days ago

Now thats cool, i really dig it.

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#11 posted 1833 days ago

Jim,

Thanks for the comment on my casket shaped box. While it is a “real changing shape for a first attempt”, there are a few of reasons for that being the case.
1. When I got out of rough framing and in to building decks and arbors, I had a GREAT teacher. Out of the many, many, many jobs that we did, maybe two of them were a basic design and we found them to be somewhat boring.
2. When ever I get into something, I tend to dive in head first.
3. They say that necessity is the mother of all invention…. Well, hormones must be the evil step-mother. I was hanging out and talking with some friends of mine (one of them a very beautiful young lady with a casket shaped purse) and we decided that a casket shaped box would be pretty cool. Well, it worked and we dated for a while.

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#12 posted 1765 days ago

looks sharp, very cool!

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#13 posted 1762 days ago

Man, I’m jealous. My first box was, well, square. It looked very nice, though. Will post some pics when I get around to it.

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#14 posted 1746 days ago

WOW!!!!!!!!! Nice work. How did you make MDF look so good? What did you paint it with. I have made things out of MDF and the didn’t take paint that well. What’s your secret????

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#15 posted 1746 days ago

WOW!!!!!!!!! Nice work. How did you make MDF look so good? What did you paint it with. I have made things out of MDF and the didn’t take paint that well. What’s your secret????

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